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Model Mayhem #:
636662
Last Activity:
Aug 13, 2020
Experience:
Very Experienced
Compensation:
Paid Assignments Only
Joined:
Feb 02, 2008

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Bad Ass photos

8 Photos

My Work on others

44 Photos

Photos I love

3 Photos

Phots that inspire

2 Photos

Stuff i want to shoot

2 Photos
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About Me



Moving to Pensacola FL area in 2020

Only two locations are listed, I travel all over the world

Thank you for stopping by.

I am a very straight forward person....you ask my opinion you will get it, it wont be sugar coated, it wont be bullshit...

I shoot for sexy not reveling

Currently I am a photojournalist for a company that sends me around the world all the time. I may be in this week but not next week.

I consider myself a learning photographer. I love the use of natural light I love seeing what I can make it do with reflectors. Yes I can shoot studio I owned 2 studios for several years and yes I still have studio lights if I need them.

Only 2 defining forces have ever offered to die for you....Jesus Christ and the American Soldier.One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.

Things I wont do…

I’m not going to take a picture at your wedding unless you pay me re-tarted amounts of money I hate weddings
I’m not going to take pictures of you and your boyfriend/husband unless you hire me, If I want to add that to my profile I will find the male and find you then I will organize the shoot..
I’m not going to shoot you pregnant.


I LIKE SEXY.

I reserve the right to bring an escort you models are freaky scary...

I don’t mind escorts as long as there NOT your boyfriend or husband. Bring a friend bring grandma for all I care. Tell them what your doing and what we agreed to shoot. (Bad experience with a boyfriend when the model didn’t tell him we were shooting lingerie for a designer needless to say it did not end well for him)

Mentor thing

I don’t mind talking to models or photographers. I have been doing this for longer than some of you have been alive.
You ask a question I give you my experience, You ask me my opinion, you may not like the answer I give you so don’t expect me to sugar coat anything.

If your close lets shoot and ill talk to you while shooting and teach you

TFP/CD or whatever you want to call it

I do them every now and then you have to have a look I am after to add to my portfolio if not you pay.  I have spent countless hours and money going to school buying equipment and everything else.
I usually give out 5-10 images don’t keep emailing me texting me saying you want more.. Your going to piss me off.

Just because you take a couple photos with a local photographer doesn't mean your very experienced or pro.
Write me and let me know your interested in shooting with me!!!

I am very happily married.. I am fortunate to have an awesome wife that lets me shoot the way i shoot...

Its all about the light.. A good photographer sees the light, great photographers feel the light...................

Here is a note i received from a model i know its long..

"I don't have enough kind and profound words to express how talented Ben is at his passion and career in the photography world.  Ben was one of the first photographers who took me under his wing (on a TF!!) back in 2009, and has since then shot with me on multiple other occasions; so many of his images are posted in my portfolio because of the quality of the work he produces and the extremely positive feedback his images receive on an ongoing basis.
Ben didn't just 'point and shoot', he directed me, he coached me on angles and lighting/shadows and taught me about my body and how to work it to my advantage.  He taught me how to smile with my eyes and make fierce connection with the lens, among so many other things... I could go on and on!
Ben also did my sister a favor, at my request, and shot her in a dance studio full of mirrors (which is NOT an easy thing to accomplish, for most photographers!).  The images that were produced from that shoot ended up helping to land my sister a job as the main lead in an entertainment show in Saipan!  Since then, she has gone on to become a traveling entertainer for Carnival Cruise Lines, also as a result, in part of having Ben's images in her portfolio.
Ben also photographed me when I was at my heaviest weight (as a swim wear model).  I remember that day very specifically, I was very self conscience about my body and he made me feel so comfortable and beautiful and was professional as they come.  In fact, 2 years after this shoot, the 'money shot' that came from this shoot in particular, was selected and I was entered as a contestant in the 2011 Miss Pacific Beach contest!
Ben is an amazing artist and has the ability to shoot whatever he desires, whenever he desires, almost to perfection (and that is only because all of us fall short of 'perfection' lol).  His work is flawless, versatile and some of the most outstanding work I have seen in the industry.
I wish Ben all the success and as much recognition and he deserves for his passion, art and professional career.  Ben, you are an amazingly talented photographer!" ~Melissa Alise (https://www.modelmayhem.com/alisevelez)










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